This is a special hidden away treasure. A beautiful out of the way home-cooking restaurant with the most captivating host! Rose is amazing. She makes wonderful food with love and stories, the beach is exquisite, she has little cottages for rent that look out onto the water (I didn't stay there so I don't know much about them) and she makes the most unique and artistic dolls out of shells, that if you're lucky enough, she'll have any left to sell you! I am not kidding - I am not into chachkas, but these are really special. Listen to her stories and be inspired by this amazing woman's journey!
great local cuisine. unsurpassed view and ambiance (walk down to the beautiful beach). small and intimate. an old lab retriever lying on the sand floor, another mixed breed mutt, and a lazy cat. rose is interesting, sincere, and inspirational. a great christian without proselytizing. just far enough off the beaten path. next time we will try to stay in one of the cabins.
Rose Gibson is a one woman show at the Northside Inn - hotelier, housekeeper, tour guide and first and foremost - Chef. Aside from being a genuinely lovely person, that gal can cook! Yes, her place is a little out of the way. You will definitely not just stumble upon it, but please do go. You'll thank me for the advice. The menu is limited to what Rose has on hand that is fresh but you can count on to always have jerk chicken or fresh fish on the menu. Her grouper fingers are legendary too. Being a one woman show, she does sometimes have to attend to business. So it's best to call ahead or make yourself at home on patio for a brief spell if she's not there right away.
We just spent a week at Northside Inn on Eleuthera. We had 5 days of great sunshine and 2 of rain and/or wind, so overall it was a great stay. You need to know a few things about this place to stay so that your expectations will be correct. First of all, this place is quite a ways south on the island which makes it a great place to be if you want to spend time searching for and being on the southern beaches. It certainly make Lighthouse beach relatively easy to get to ! Also, it sit's on top of sand over looking the beach and ocean, so it has awesome views, especially in the morning as the sun is coming up over the ocean. You can open your doors to your balcony and let the sunlight and breeze float into your room---pretty nice! Northside Beach Inn is owned and operated…
Date mid January 2016. Misleading website implies comfortably large buildings. In fact you get a tiny cabin filled with Noseeums. Dinner food just barely edible. Large bar but no alcohol. Breakfast promised at 0730 but no one there to cook it. Finding it is a miracle too. It's about 4 miles down a dirt road off the never-ending ding Queen's Highway. In retrospect we were probably lucky only to be there for one meal. Brief look at kitchen showed cockroaches the size of mice. Loaded with greasy pans from the night before. Worst commercial kitchen we have ever seen.